Our University of Alberta Library locations have been a flurry of activity as we welcomed students back to U of A for the Fall 2022 semester. As folks settle back into their on-campus routines, interacting with the library becomes a vital part of academic life. Here’s how to access not only the library, but also how to retrieve items from the library efficiently as you go about your busy day.
You can choose your library location based on your academic needs:
- Visit our hours and locations page for all libraries and their subjects
- 24/7 study space: In Camrose, Augustana Library has designated space. In Edmonton, head to Cameron Library’s Basement [U of A students & staff only with valid ONEcard]
- Late night holds retrieval in Edmonton: Rutherford Library has extended hours [U of A students & staff only with valid ONEcard]
Place a hold on the materials you need through our website and choose your preferred pick-up location. When you receive your email saying that your holds are ready, pop by said library location and check those items out on your ONEcard.
Check outs can be done through our friendly library staff at the service desk or through our handy self-serve kiosks. If you feel independent and want to level-up your library game, download our UAlberta Library Check-out app to your phone and check out your books in our stacks!
When you need to return your item, the process is even simpler. Unless the item borrowed specifically indicates that you return it to the same library you checked it out at (robots, kits, course materials), you can return any University of Alberta or NEOS item checked out on your ONEcard to any of our library locations. Rutherford has a 24/7 return slot on the east exterior side (HUB-facing) of the building.
While there is no library designated parking for those picking up or dropping off items, there is one paid parking space at Rutherford’s east entrance for visitors who have a disabilities placard (maximum time limit is one hour). Our Library accessibility page has further information on location-specific accessibility.
If you have any questions on how to access our U of A library locations or on how to retrieve your items, don’t hesitate to Ask Us; reach out to the Library through our online chat or visit/phone us at any of our library locations.